Leading Women of Tomorrow Position Openings

Leading Women of Tomorrow is a student run, non-profit, bipartisan organization that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service, with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Gender equality is a sustainable development goal, and for their efforts they were recently recognized at the UN.

They are looking for passionate students to lead their new campus chapter at University of Michigan! Chapter presidents, vice-presidents, treasurers, and secretaries will have the opportunity to work with local community leaders as well as national political and policy professionals, coordinating events for campus and program implementation with support from our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

This is a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on your community. Hours are very flexible, and no travel is required. Both graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to join! To apply, please email a copy of your resume to leadingwomenoftomorrow@gmail.com, and indicate your preferred position and whether or not you would be willing to accept a different position. 

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Sustainability Summit: April 14, 2018

Evolve Sustainability Summit 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) at Rackham Graduate School

The Evolve Sustainability Summit will bring campus leaders together with the most innovative thinkers and doers in sustainability. At Evolve, there will be a variety of different platforms to engage with your peers, professionals, and thought leaders across nearly every industry.

Speakers: They are hosting some of the brightest minds in sustainability to help us learn about what can be done, what has been done, and what they are doing to make the world a more sustainable place.

Speakers include:

  • Dan Worth, Clean Energy Policy Specialist at Groundwork
  • David Orr, Environmental Leader and Author of many books, including Hope is an Imperative, Down to the Wire, and Earth in Mind
  • Matt Grocoff, Founder and Developer of Veridian
  • Tazia Miah, Student leader for food equity

Sector Space: They’ve partnered with leaders in industry from around the region and the world to learn about what sustainability means for the most important sectors of our communities and economies! Many of these organizations will be participating in panels throughout the day.

Participating organizations:

  • Kellogg
  • Patagonia
  • Erb Institute
  • Thrive Collaborative
  • Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council
  • Students for Clean Energy
  • Net Impact
  • The Brinery
  • Bivuoac
  • University of Michigan Campus Farm
  • Argus Farm
  • Center for Socially Engaged Design
  • Groundwork
  • Blueprints for Pangea
  • Student Sustainability Innitiative
  • Zingerman’s
  • Kulisha
  • Great Lakes Proud
  • Workshops: At our workshops, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest minds on campus and in the economy to solve real-world issues related to sustainability!

Workshops include:

  1. “Envisioning a Sustainable World” — A visioning session run by Jeff Sorenson, Founder of OptiMize
  2. “Deep Dive” — Run by Center for Socially Engaged Design, this workshop will equip participants with information and principles that allow them to better evaluate sustainability claims and perceptions

Workshops will be occuring simultaneously, so in order to ensure that everyone has an awesome experience, we ask that you select your ticket based on which workshop you would like to attend, as space is limited.

Celebration to follow in Rackham auditorium!

To Register Visit: Here 

Michigan’s India Conference: March 16

Friday March 16th, Ross School of Business

Michigan’s annual India Conference offers the unique opportunity to learn how business functions in the world’s largest democracy.

The 9th India Conference will be held on Friday March 16, 2018 at the Ross School of Business.  Each year, speakers from around the world attend this conference to discuss India’s role in the world. Topics include business, government, healthcare, social justice and entrepreneurship and fashion. The conference is open to all, especially Michigan students.26730867_161669371276292_3221960162985933943_n

NextGen America Paid Political Internship Opportunity

NextGen Rising is proud to announce their Spring Fellowship program, the premier organizing training program for students interested in political activism and social justice. NextGen Rising is seeking passionate and hardworking individuals to embark on a 10-week fellowship program, starting in January, that teaches young changemakers the art and science of community organizing and civic engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

NextGen Rising Fellows will organize on and around their campuses, and gain skills and experience to build a strong foundation in organizing (grassroots, community, and political), including:

  • Hands-on organizing and campaign skills
  • Real work experience working on campaigns
  • Build relationships with campus influencers + partners in the progressive movement
  • Learn how to build campaign plans using organizing skills to impact their communities
  • Make an immediate impact as a member of the resistance

NextGen Rising Fellows will spend 15 hours per week working with the NextGen Rising team on building out teams of civic leaders and turning out the youth voter in 2018, including:

  • Holding GOP legislators accountable for their support of Trump’s policies
  • Voter registration and engagement on-campus
  • Building out local organizational capacity on-campus
  • Electoral campaign work, including phone banking, canvassing, and other direct
  • voter contact

Fellows will be required to attend:

  • A once-a-week web training on a specific organizing skill
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with their Regional Campus Director
  • A MANDATORY training launch weekend on January 27-28, 2018

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong appetite for grassroots organizing
  • Excellent organizational + oral skills
  • Driven with a strong work ethic
  • Willingness to build relationships and talk to people you don’t know
  • Creative with solutions oriented attitude
  • Act with high integrity and character
  • Strong sense of time management
  • Reliable and effective communicator
  • Team player
  • Previous campaign experience is plus
  • Experience using voter databases like VAN is a plus

COMPENSATION:

NextGen America offers $1,000/month stipends for actively enrolled students.

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American. Since their founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, they’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. They’ve supported candidates who support climate action. They’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide. Now, the same values that drive their work on climate are under unprecedented attack from all directions. They’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality. NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. They encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

For more information reach out to the program manager, Eliza Webb, at 248-534-7616 or eliza.webb@nextgenamerica.org

 

Apply Here :https://nextgenamerica.org/who-we-are/?job=916489

Humanity First: Alternative Spring Break to Guatemala

Do you care about health, travel, and community service? Interested in going on an alternative spring break to Guatemala? 

Join Humanity First on a medical mission over spring break to Guatemala to provide free healthcare services (general medicine, dental, pediatrics), preventative education and medicine/supplies to rural communities in Guatemala. Humanity First is an international non-profit organization dedicated to disaster and poverty relief across the globe through spring break volunteer medical trips to Guatemala for undergraduate students, and other local volunteering opportunities. This ASB is open to EVERYONE and there is no application process!

To learn more about the trip or Humanity First, please e-mail humanityfirst@umich.edu for more information. Flight money ($800) is due on Monday Nov. 13th.

 

Canon Translation Review Accepting Submissions

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The Canon Translation Review is accepting translation submissions for the 5th edition. Canon publishes undergraduate student translations of any type from poems, short stories, songs, prose, etc. out of any language. Canon is a great opportunity to get published and to become more experienced in the growing field of translation! For more information, email Alex Yager at alyager@umich.edu or visit www.canontranslationreview.com.